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      11-22-2011, 11:35 AM   #1
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Do you have an Android phone? Then you need to read about Carrier iQ....

I recently ran across this post on XDA developers, even though it's about 7 months old.....basically, it tells about a really wicked big-brother rootkit app that HTC and Samsung are shipping on their phones, as well as Sprint having it installed on their Android phones.

In-depth analysis:
http://www.xda-developers.com/androi...-all-evil-ciq/

Basics:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...89&postcount=3

More in-depth analysis:
http://androidsecuritytest.com/featu...ers/carrieriq/

CiQ's response to the testing:
http://androidsecuritytest.com/

The good thing about this app is that it is shipped w/logging off, but if it were ever turned on, you'd be hard-pressed to know it. The best solution is to remove it. Root your phone and install a custom ROM, making sure the developer has removed CiQ.


Knowledge is power, folks. Arm yourselves.

Last edited by whats77inaname; 11-22-2011 at 11:55 AM.